Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award winning mocha Planar Tracking technology, today announced it has partnered with CoreMelt to integrate Imagineer’s Planar Tracker into SliceX, the shape masking plug-in for FCP X. SliceX is available for demonstration at the Imagineer Systems booth at NAB 2013 during the week of April 8, 2013 at booth #SL3329 in the Plug In Pavilion in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Imagineer’s relationship with CoreMelt is the most recent in a string of partnerships in which industry leading post production technology developers have recognized the value of Imagineer’s Planar Tracking and software developer’s kit (Planar Tracker SDK). In recent months, Imagineer has entered into strategic partnerships and licensing agreements with companies such as Adobe Systems, Silhouette, Quantel and FXhome.
Additionally, Imagineer Systems announced it will preview new versions of mocha Pro and mocha AE during NAB 2013. In the new mocha v3.2 versions, Imagineer adds internationalization and localization support, which includes translated interface and documentation versions of mocha 3.2 for Chinese and Japanese language, as well as a new toolkit made available for additional language versions in the future.
mocha v3.2 also adds support for Contour ShuttlePro controllers to allow artists more options, shortcuts and a speedier workflow.
During NAB 2013, Imagineer Systems will host renowned VFX industry experts in their booth, demonstrating the value of mocha in their workflow. Guest presenters include:
Aaron Benitez and Zach King: Guest presenters Aaron Benitez and Zach King are the creative team behind the popular Youtube channels VFX Bro and Final Cut King. Aaron and Zach’s work has been seen by millions of viewers in popular viral videos such as: Jedi Kittens (http://youtu.be/NtgtMQwr3Ko) and The Hunt for Pikachu (http://youtu.be/u82ptblJvog). Aaron and Zach will be presenting some of their work and talking about how they use mocha AE and mocha Pro in their creative process.
Roger Bolton, CoreMelt: Roger is the founder of CoreMelt and a visual effects veteran with over 15 years experience in post production and whose list of feature film credits include “Lord of the Rings,” “Kingdom of Heaven” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Roger has worked as a visual effects supervisor, senior flame operator and lead compositor all over Asia as well as in the UK and Australia. Roger will be presenting SliceX, the Final Cut Pro X masking plug-in now powered by mocha’s planar tracking engine.
Imagineer’s Mary Poplin, the Los Angeles based product specialist for Imagineer Systems, will will also be demonstrating mocha Pro. Mary is an experienced visual effects artist who has worked on major 3D Hollywood feature films such as The Last Airbender, Gullivers Travels, and Jackass 3D. As Imagineer Systems’ west coast product specialist, Mary consults with studios and provides hands on training to help evangelize the power of mocha and planar tracking.